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  1. South West snow: The headlines

    Chris Quevatre

    BBC News Online

    It's been a hectic 24 hours all over Cornwall and Devon, here's what's happening at the moment:

    • Dozens of schools are closed this morning, and new closures are coming in fast - here's our most recent list
    • The A38 is closed eastbound between the A30 and A390 near Liskeard due to a collision involving a HGV which is blocking the road
    • In terms of snow, Highways England has said all major roads are now clear and passable after all gritters available were sent out over night
    • More than 100 people were given shelter at the Jamaica Inn between Bodmin and Launceston overnight - one of the worst affected areas
    • Hundreds of pupils at Callywith College in Bodmin stayed at school overnight
  2. Cornwall Council: 'Stay with your cars'

    Chris Quevatre

    BBC News Online

    Cornwall Council is advising people to "take it easy" on the "treacherous roads" that have been affected by snow in the last 24 hours.

    Hundreds of people were stranded on the A30 and A39 last night.

    The council said a tactical coordination group, bringing together representatives from the Cornwall Council, Devon and Cornwall Police, Cornwall Fire and Rescue, NHS and Cornwall Search and Rescue, worked through the night "to ensure all calls were responded to and the roads cleared".

    Councillor Geoff Brown said it had been a challenging night despite "plenty of advance warning" of the poor weather.

    He advised people to stay with their cars and call the emergency services if they got stuck.

    Quote Message: One of the biggest problems we encountered was that people abandoned their cars, which blocked the way for the emergency services and the gritters to get through. This caused considerable delays in clearing the roads and left people stranded for longer than they should have been. We appreciate everyone wants to get home, but the actions of a few impacted on many. from Cllr Geoff Brown Cornwall Council
    Cllr Geoff BrownCornwall Council
  3. Students stuck at college 'made best of bad situation'

    BBC Breakfast

    In Bodmin, Callywith College's sports hall became a makeshift dormitory as snow meant students could not leave in their own vehicles or the college-run bus service.

    Student Indi said: "It was just too thick to drive through."

    Fellow student Chris left his car at a petrol station and walked an hour and half back to the college.

    He said: "It was the right decision in the end as we would have been freezing out there."

    Of the overnight stay Chris said: "We had around 300 people all in the sports hall, obviously we're all good friends so it's not too bad, we made the best of a bad situation."

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    Video caption: About 300 students spent the night in their college after snow
  4. Callywith College: Breakfast is served

    Chris Quevatre

    BBC News Online

    Hundreds of students had to stay the night at Callywith College in Bodmin.

    The college has thanked all the staff that stayed throughout the night to keep everyone safe and well fed.

    That breakfast looks very tasty right now.

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    Video caption: 'We had to stay in college overnight'

    Two students have described how they had to abandon their car and walk for more than an hour back to college after snow trapped them in Cornwall.

  6. A38 closed near Liskeard

    Chris Quevatre

    BBC News Online

    Part of the A38 - between the A30 and A390 - is closed as an HGV is blocking the road.

    Police are in attendance.

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  7. Today's forecast: More snow but dying out in the afternoon

    Chris Quevatre

    BBC News Online

    There is a still a yellow warning for snow and ice in place until 13:00 this afternoon.

    The forecast shows a cold and cloudy start with further showers of snow, mainly restricted to high ground, but dying out during the afternoon. Fresh or strong north-easterly winds.

    Tonight, becoming partly cloudy with clear spells with the exception of the far west where some wintry showers are possible. Remaining windy.

    Weather
  8. 'The mother of all shifts'

    Chris Quevatre

    BBC News Online

    More than 100 people were stranded overnight at the Jamaica Inn, where they used every piece of bedding they had to keep people warm.

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  9. South West school closures

    Chris Quevatre

    BBC News Online

    If you're looking for a long list of closed schools in Devon and Cornwall, we've got you covered.

    Let us know of any that aren't on the list:

    • ACE School Chancel Lane, Exeter
    • Ashwater Primary School
    • Atlantic Academy, Bideford
    • Bampton Church Of England Primary School
    • Barley Lane School
    • Bidwell Brook School
    • Bishops Nympton Primary School
    • Black Torrington Church Of England Primary School
    • Boasley Cross Community Primary School
    • Bradford Primary School
    • Bridestowe Primary School
    • Bridgerule Church Of England Primary School
    • Chagford Church Of England Primary School
    • Cheriton Bishop Community Primary School
    • Culmstock Primary School
    • Dunsford Community Primary School is closed until 11:00
    • East Anstey Primary School
    • Ellen Tinkham School
    • Exbourne Church Of England Primary School
    • Halwill Community Primary School
    • Heathcoat Primary School
    • Hemyock Primary School
    • High Bickington Church Of England Primary School
    • Highampton Community Primary School
    • Holsworthy Church Of England Primary School
    • Holsworthy Community College
    • Ilsington Church Of England Primary School
    • Kentisbeare Church Of England Primary School
    • Kingskerswell Primary School
    • Lifton Community Primary School
    • Lydford Primary School
    • Marland School
    • Mary Tavy and Brentor Primary School
    • Mill Water Community School
    • Morchard Bishop Church Of England Primary School
    • Moretonhampstead Primary School
    • North Tawton Community Primary School and Nursery
    • Northlew and Ashbury Primary
    • Okehampton College
    • Okehampton Primary School and Foundation Unit
    • Orchard Manor, Dawlish
    • Plymtree Church Of England Primary School
    • Princetown Primary
    • Rackenford Church Of England Primary School
    • Richard Huish College in Taunton
    • South Molton Community College
    • South Tawton Primary School
    • Southbrook College
    • Southbrook School
    • St Giles On The Heath Community School
    • St John's Catholic Primary School, Tiverton
    • Tavistock Community College
    • Tedburn St Mary School
    • Witheridge Church Of England Primary School
    • Yeoford Community Primary School
  10. Snow in Devon: Highways latest

    Chris Quevatre

    BBC News Online

    Here are the latest updates from Devon's Highways Control Centre.

    • The road surface temperature in Shortacombe fell to -2.4°C overnight
    • Most routes are running, and all the gritters are out on the road
    • Cars have been abandoned on the A3124 between Whiddon Down and North Tawton
    • Last night, cars were abadoned on the A3192 just past the A380 towards Telegraph Hill
    • Dartmoor and Exmoor - especially Simonsbath - are the worst affected with snow
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